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Rampage Review: Tension Between Shida and Britt Baker Grows

It's Friday night, and you know what that means? Time for another Rampage Review. This week's Rampage dishes out a triple dose of women's action as Britt Baker, Hikaru Shida, and Skye Blue team up to take on Anna Jay, The Bunny, and Taya Valkyrie.

The Match

As both teams make their way down to the ring, it is clear that one is more cohesive than the other. Skye Blue starts the match in complete control but is soon overtaken after The Bunny tags in Taya Valkyrie, who lands some devastating chops. The Final Girls dominate, showing some synergy, making quick tags back and forth, cutting Skye Blue from her corner.

We return from the commercial to see Skye finally get the hot tag to Shida, who runs wild taking out. Skye Blue saves Shida from Falling Down the Rabbit Hole, allowing Britt to make the blind tag and nearly steals a win from The Final Girls' hands. Some slight confusion sees Britt collide with Shida, knocking her out of the ring. The Doctor manages to recover and slaps on the Lockjaw to get the submission victory for her team.

They may have scored the win, but Shida leaves the ring alone, feeling slighted by Britt's actions.

Final Thoughts

A decent match, the trio's match continues to further the tension between Shida and Britt heading into their fatal four-way match at AEW Grand Slam in a few weeks. However, this is a superficial storyline at best, one that is probably only building as far as Grand Slam.

Valkarie slotted nicely into the 'heavy hitter' role she played during the match. Honestly, it is something that I would like to see more of going forward. With the exception of Nala Rose and Jade Cargill being nowhere near TV since losing the TBS title, few people on AEW's roster are better suited to that dominant role than Taya.

Those are my thoughts. But what did you think of this week's episode of Rampage? What are your thoughts on the Shida vs. Britt feud? Has it got you excited for the fatal four-way at Grand Slam? Let us know what you think. We love hearing from our readers.


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